Meanwhile, on the internet…
Some things I said about singing have been republished in the run up the Fragments of Red event tomorrow!
A bit of self-categorisation!
I was interested to see Buzzfeed’s take on the infernal question!
It’s fascinating that we’re so obsessed with the punishment side of things. We seem to be culturally convinced that we’re only deserving of Inferno, both as a text to read as a fate.
That said, I got the circle of the heretics, the sixth (cantos IX-XI), which is probably about right.
A review of Mary Jo Bang’s translation of Inferno (in which I use ‘powerful(ly)’ too often):
“This Inferno is, at times cogent, inventive, and beautiful. But for all its innovation and moments of excellence, Bang’s audacious modernising translation often loses its way, leaving us to struggle through a wood of distracting line breaks and the odd unfortunate inaccuracy.”